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01-16-2010, 12:54 PM #1
Psystar Is Back From The Dead... Again?
Mac clone maker Psystar is like a monster from a bad 1980's horror flick. It just won't die. No matter how many times we think Apple and the legal system have pounded the final nail into Psystar's coffin, the copycat monster keeps waking up and evading the graveyard to live another day. From Engadget:
We're still not clear on whether Psystar is still in business, or if it's selling anything other than T-shirts, but the would-be Mac cloner isn't totally out of the game yet: it's filed an official notice of appeal in the California court, which means it's going to try and fight that decisive victory and injunction won by Apple a month ago.
But in dramatic fashion, late this week Psystar resurfaced to file a "notice of appeal" over the injunction presently restricting the company from distributing and selling its hardware imbued with Apple's operating system.
Just based on the simple open-and-shut legal reasoning involved in the decision -- surprise, you can't copy, modify, and resell a copyrighted work without permission -- we'd say this appeal is a long shot, but we didn't go to Harvard Law School like Psystar attorney Eugene Action.
Let's be honest: we never, ever, want this story to end.
01-16-2010, 12:56 PM #2
01-16-2010, 01:05 PM #3
How stupid of Pystar. This is an open and shut case like he said. I wish they would just put them out of business and not be able to bring this crap up back into court. You're job is done Pystar..get over it and move on.
01-16-2010, 03:42 PM #4I hope Pystar wins this.....
Microsoft doesn't tell people they can't buy copies of XP, Windows 7, etc. and load them on machines to sell. Why can Apple say companies can't buy legitimate copies of OSX and load it onto a machine and sell it? Apple, wile making great products, if someone can take an OS, and add it to a machine for a cheaper price, why can't a company do it? Isn't that what competition is all about? Someone making something cheaper, for more people to have access to, would seem like a good bet to me.
Is it strictly b/c Apple doesn't want to support non-Mac machines?
01-16-2010, 04:17 PM #5
Lol Eugene Action is such an amazing name. Kinda like naming your kid Dre and then making him grow up to be a doctor.
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01-16-2010, 08:47 PM #6
01-16-2010, 10:08 PM #7
they're like the loud drunk chick at the party falling all over the placekillall Terminal
01-17-2010, 11:17 AM #8
01-17-2010, 02:21 PM #9
Well, I've paid about a gazillion dollars for Apple products in the last 10 years, and also spent $50 on Rebel EFI. It works. Great. I still think a real Mac is way better though, and will continue to buy them, when I can afford it. This year it'll be another iPhone, and an iSlate (or whatever it's called).
01-17-2010, 08:08 PM #10
Its kind of sad, im betting psystar cant pay the $3m settlement if their willing to pay so much more money in legal costs to avoid having to pay anything.Add me up on xbox live gamertag clikzip.
01-17-2010, 09:19 PM #11
Look it at this way. More options is better
01-19-2010, 10:04 AM #12
They dont have a leg to stand on but they've got heart...This is getting a lil' ridiculous...